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October 14, 2019

BEAUTY Update: Progress in breast cancer research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman Chemotherapy is a standard breast cancer treatment, used for aggressive biology breast cancer to shrink tumors in the breast and lymph nodes before surgery, assess response and destroy any undetected cancer cells elsewhere in the patient. But some breast tumors don’t respond well to chemotherapy, putting patients at high risk of […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, Judy Boughey, Liewei Wang, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


January 22, 2019

Pharmacogenomics: finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Robert Diasio


July 19, 2018

A clearer picture: new imaging technologies advance diagnosis, individualized care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

New imaging technologies are advancing diagnosis and individualizing care. Imaging tests – such as a CT scan or MRI – are essential tools that health care providers use to answer complex and challenging questions. Gabriel Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., a radiologist and researcher, is at the forefront of new efforts to apply cutting edge imaging technologies […]

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Tags: biomarkers, Center for Individualized Medicine, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Kiaran McGee, radiology


June 25, 2018

Targeted DNA next-generation sequencing aids the molecular assessment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are a collection of rare neoplasms distinct from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma. Although the molecular profile of pNETs is somewhat unclear, advances in molecular tumor genotyping is one area of research that is advancing the understanding of this disease. In a 2017 article published in Oncotarget, Ferga Gleeson, M.D., M.B., B.Ch., a specialist […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Ferga Gleeson, gastroenterology, individualized medicine, pancreatic cancer, precision medicine


June 12, 2018

Genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 6, 2018 Article by Barbara Toman Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but most people haven’t heard of it until they or someone they know is diagnosed with the disease. March is Myeloma Action Month — a time to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetic testing, individualized medicine, Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, precision medicine


April 23, 2018

Registration opens for Individualizing Medicine 2018 Conference

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This post originally appeared on the Individualized Medicine blog on April 3, 2018. By Sharon Rosen Gene editing, artificial intelligence, pharmacogenomics and a new era of genomic testing to identify and hopefully treat inherited cancer are just a few of the emerging areas of precision medicine that have the potential to transform patient care. These […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, microbiome, pharmacogenomics, precision medicine, Timothy Curry


June 15, 2017

A personalized approach to brain tumor surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

By Susan Buckles New technology invented and used only at Mayo Clinic lets physicians plan an individualized approach to brain surgery. Brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows surgeons to see inside a patient’s skull and determine the firmness of a brain tumor before surgery. Slip interface imaging is another new invention that shows level of […]

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Tags: brain cancer, brain tumor, Center for Individualized Medicine, individualized medicine, Jamie Van Gompel, John Huston III, Keith Stewart, neurology, radiology


February 23, 2017

Advancing genomics into patient care: a preview of Individualizing Medicine 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

One of the highlights of the year for those of us at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is the yearly Individualizing Medicine Conference. It’s a very exciting time for us as we share with you the latest discoveries in personalized patient care. This year’s conference already has a great line up of thought-provoking […]

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Tags: All of Us, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, personalized medicine


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